While it’s not an entirely new concept, Information Architecture (IA), is the newest buzz phrase circulating web development agencies. While generally used in tandem with UX and web development, IA is more multi-faceted than that. IA principles can be used across the board, any time users are interacting with a product or brand experience – [...]
In parts one and two of this series, we covered the initial stages of web development and design. By this time, you already know that hiring a strong web designer is an important step in creating a site that meets your unique needs. You’ve also learned a little more about user experience and how intuitive design can drive conversions and optimize your return on investment. In our third installment, we want to help you understand how to protect your website investment, post development. Read more on website best practices in our latest blog.
Part 2: Intuitive User Experience Drives Conversion As we covered in the first part of Building Better Websites, thoughtful web design is a crucial component to the success of a website and finding a strong web designer is the key to unlocking that success. Great web designers often work with usability at the [...]
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The digital landscape continually changes based on shifts in user expectation and design trends. Websites are especially susceptible to frequent changes in format, function, and style as design and development firms across the globe continue to innovate better user experience practices. According to a recent article published by the American City Business Journal, “Many experts [...]
Plagiarism, however, is not the only violation content developers need to keep in mind; copyright violation – particularly through image sharing, is quite common and can lead to legal action and fines. So what is the difference? In this article we will review the difference between plagiarism and copyright and give you a few tips on why it is important to keep your content legal and how to do so.
Website developers continually seek new and innovative ways to display information that reaches audiences in an efficient and effective way. Occasionally, usability and design meet to create a new layout or format that revolutionizes the way websites are built. Some updates, however, seem useful in theory, but are not in practice. One recent trend uses automatic image sliders or carousels that seem useful for providing a large amount of information while taking up limited space above-the-fold.
In order to accomplish a strong online presence, the combination of website design and website development go hand in hand. Without one or the other, your website can fall flat and can lack a positive lasting impression. Your website is the face of your business online, serving a very important role that sometimes goes unnoticed. The goal of your website is to show trust and credibility and who you are as a company.
As a Milwaukee website design company, we love to predict what trends we will see in the upcoming year. In 2017, we saw simplistic, flat designs with an emphasis on mobile-first. With mobile still a major trend, we believe 2018 will be the year of the user with websites being tailored to increase overall user experience.
If you are wanting to grow your online presence, one phrase you have probably heard before is “content is king”. It is true that content is a key driver of traffic to your website. Unfortunately, creating content isn’t as simple as it sounds. Not just any block of text will bring you traffic. Here our top 5 tips to ensure your content generates the traffic you need to grow your online presence.
In its essence, typography is how a word looks, including what font (typeface) it is set in, what color it is, and how dramatic and decorative, or how practical, it is. The possibilities are almost endless, especially when you consider hand-lettering (the process of creating letters by hand) and the continual creation of new fonts
As a business, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether to invest your marketing dollars in Pay Per Click (PPC) or Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In this article, we will break down PPC and SEO to help you decide which is the best fit for your business and marketing budget.
Big changes are happening with website security. Starting in October 2017, every unsecured website out there with a contact form will be notifying users with a “Not secure” warning in Google’s popular Chrome browser. You want your website to start with HTTPS, which indicates website security. Website security can be achieved through an SSL certificate.
WordPress has become by far the most popular website publishing platform on the Internet. Because of its popularity, WordPress has become a target for hacking attempts along with many other websites and platforms.
The accuracy and presence of a business online is extremely important to the success of that business. Google offers a variety of great tools to help manage a website. These tools are super helpful in growing a business, and they are all free to use. That’s right, no cost to you at all! [...]
Most website owners have long been familiar with Google Analytics and relied on it for reporting and measuring their websites’ performances. If you are ready to go beyond basic reporting and begin optimizing your website to improve your search result performance, you need Google Search Console. Google Search Console (previously known as Google Webmasters and [...]
Sometimes your Google Analytic data can be skewed or inaccurate due to spammers abusing your Google Analytics ID. Spammer-generated data could be anywhere from a small percentage to more than a quarter of your overall traffic. In this article, I am going to show you different ways to eliminate spam in your Google Analytics so [...]
Google Analytics is an extremely useful tool to see what exactly is going on with your website. However, it provides a huge amount of data and tons of reporting options. In this article, we will give you the most important Google Analytics reports you should look at to give you the most information about [...]
Recently, a new term has been tossed around the tech industry and has been gaining more ground every day: Wearable Technology. I know that many people think that this concept is still a long way from becoming popular—with such products as Google Glasses and the Apple iWatch not yet widely available or just beginning to [...]
Mobile sites are dead. Well, no, not really, but having a separate sites for your desktop and mobile users is. Or at least, it should be. What I am trying to say is that there is something out there that is bigger, better, stronger, faster, and that thing is Responsive Design. If you’ve heard of [...]